5 Backyard Purchases Worth Investing In

5 Backyard Purchases Worth Investing In

Whether you’ve just purchased a new home or you’re starting to prepare for summer, your backyard is a place worth investing in for many reasons. It’s a great place to entertain family and guests during the warmer months, and the outdoors are simply good for your well being. Outdoor furnishings may be expensive, but they […]

While we’re all for clothesline drying, we understand that it is winter afterall so many of you are making use of your dryer this season along with using dryer assisted products like dryer balls and sheets. Dryer sheets are excellent to throw in with your wet washing for several reasons - they prevent static clinging, they soften your washing, and they make it smell extra fresh. The selection of dryer sheets available may overwhelm you, but most are the same being composed of similar fibres & ingredients - non woven polyester with chemicals & unnatural scents. Most of the chemicals in these sheets are harmless, but they are toxic at the end of the day and unnecessary. Some chemically created scents tend to be headache inducing! You can easily make your own dryer sheets using all natural ingredients, which will also help you save money and waste in the long run. Here’s a recipe that we’re sure will work just as well as the packaged products at the supermarket: Ingredients Reusable Flannel Baby Wipes - These can be found in most baby shops. Yes, we forgot to mention that you’re making reusable dryer sheets! Essential Oil - You can choose whatever scent you fancy, but recommend citrus scents like lemon, orange, and grapefruit. White Vinegar Storage Container (with cover) Instructions Add 25+ drops of essential oil to 1 cup of white vinegar & mix together. Fold the wipes and place in your storage container. Moisten the wipes with the vinegar mixture, but make sure not to saturate them Use one wipe per dryer load to freshen laundry & viola. Don’t worry, the vinegar smell will disappear once the heat gets to it!

How to Make Dryer Sheets

While we’re all for clothesline drying, we understand that it is winter afterall so many of you are making use of your dryer this season along with using dryer assisted products like dryer balls and sheets. Dryer sheets are excellent to throw in with your wet washing for several reasons – they prevent static clinging, […]

Home

Budget Ways to Make Your Home Look Luxurious

Whether you’ve just moved into a new home, you’re preparing to sell your home, or you’re just needing a refresh, it’s time to make your house look presentable and feel good. You’ll be pleased to know that you can achieve a luxurious and expensive look without blowing the bank – you can actually keep costs […]

5 Fabrics to Keep You Warm this Winter

It’s getting colder out there and we’re not close to spring yet, so you may still be on the hunt for warm apparel. Most winter gear is on special offer mid-winter so it’s worth investing in a few pieces for the remainder of this year and the years to come. Some fabrics work wonders when […]

Benefits of Having a Laundry Room

Benefits of Having a Laundry Room

It’s normal to have a love hate relationship with doing laundry – dealing with the dirty pile can be unpleasant while dealing with the clean pile can be relaxing. But there’s one way to make laundry easier and that’s organisation, which will prevent the task from being overwhelming. For this reason, we strongly recommend having […]

5 Questions to Ask Before Building Your Home

5 Questions to Ask Before Building Your Home

If you’ve been dreaming of your ideal home then you may want to consider building. Building a home allows you to bring your dream to fruition as you start from scratch and custom design every nook and cranny. While it may be challenging, building your dream house will also end up being the most satisfying […]

5 Ways to Redecorate Without Shopping

5 Ways to Redecorate Without Shopping

With the nation staying at home this month without the ability to shop for non essentials, we need things to keep us productive and active. Most importantly, we need to feel comfortable and happy in our homes. We tend to associate any home improvements with spending money, but with patience & creativity improving your home […]

How to Care for Your Fabrics

How to Care for Your Fabrics

Not all of your clothing can be washed the same way – each fabric is unique and should be handled with care to prevent any damage. This also includes drying and as a general rule of thumb, you’re best to stick with air drying on a clothesline for all fabrics (you know how we feel […]

Eco Friendly Ways to do Laundry

We’re sure you are aware that doing laundry has a negative effect on the planet as it consumes heaps of energy and uses heaps of water. Washing machines can use tens of thousands of litres of water per household annually while a dryer sucks up the most amount of energy in a home after the […]

Best and Warmest Winter Jackets

Best and Warmest Winter Jackets

Winter is nearly over, but for some of us winter shopping has just begun with all of the great sales on. At the moment, you can score a winter jacket for up to 60% off! For these prices you may as well go for the best and warmest on the market. The best winter jackets […]

Best Ways to Hang Clothes to Dry

Best Ways to Hang Clothes to Dry

Hanging your clothes to dry isn’t as simple as it seems. To dry your clothes effectively, there are some methods that will save you time and effort – you can actually avoid wrinkles, fading, and dampness.    Prevent Wrinkles Ironing is just another chore that we can do without. Before line drying, give your clothing […]

Tips for Folding Your Clothes

Following our last blog post, tidying up isn’t just about putting your clothes away – it’s also about putting them away properly. Washing clothes is simple since our machine does all the work, but we tend to dread what comes after..hanging to dry and then our favourite job of folding. Marie Kondo has shown us […]

5 Reasons Why Clutter Causes Stress

5 Reasons Why Clutter Causes Stress

Many people are raving about Marie Kondo’s Netflix series The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and with good reason. Tidying up is about creating space for more than just cleanliness, it’s also for joy. Clutter, whether it be on the desk, in the closet or drawer, or on the kitchen countertop is unsettling and may […]

Pros & Cons of Wearing Silk

Advantages & Disadvantages of Wearing Silk

Silk is one of the most elegant fabrics in regards to its look and feel, but not so much in its unvegan production. Interestingly, silk is produced from the cocoon of a silkworm caterpillar, which is boiled and then unraveled into silk thread. This fibre normally comes with a hefty price tag so it’s best […]

New Year, New Household Habits

New Year, New Household Habits

With the new year comes a fresh start, whether it be eating healthier or just simplifying your life, the change you make is always a positive one. The littlest change make a big difference especially with housekeeping chores in your own home because you want to feel good when you wake up in the morning […]

Six Ways to Reduce Your Laundry

Six Ways to Reduce Your Laundry

The never ending laundry pile can be so overwhelming…and monotonous.  Even though you can finish your piles of laundry in a day, the job is never really completed since your family constantly dirties clothes. If your laundry piles are stressing you out, here are 6 ways to reduce the amount of clothing that you wash […]

Pros & Cons of Wearing Linen

Advantages & Disadvantages of Wearing Linen

Linen is one of the most ancient textiles made from the stems of the flax plant. There have been discoveries of flax fibres in Georgia proving that the plant was already used by humans from as early as 30,000 B.C. Flax originally flourished in the Middle East, and is now widely cultivated.   Known as […]

Guide to Doing Laundry While Traveling

Guide to Doing Laundry While Traveling

Doing laundry when on holiday is definitely not the highlight of your trip, but sometimes it’s got be done – especially when spending lots of time in the outdoors. Whether you are staying at a luxurious resort or camping in the bush, dealing with dirty laundry is something you’ll be faced with. Here’s our guide […]

What is Thread Count?

What is Thread Count?

Thread count is a term used to measure how fine a fabric is, and is usually used when talking about cotton bed sheets. It is defined by the number of threads woven together in a square inch counting both lengthwise (warp) and widthwise (weft) threads. So 100 lengthwise threads woven with 100 widthwise threads produce […]

Pros and Cons of Wearing Polyester

Advantages & Disadvantages of Wearing Polyester

Polyester also known as polyethylene terephthalate (PET) is a common synthetic fabric made up of ethylene glycol and terephthalic acid that was invented in 1941. Basically plastic, polyester grew popular in the 70’s disco era due to its shininess. As you can imagine, being popular it has its advantages and being synthetic has its disadvantages. […]

Delivery New Zealand Wide

Next day shipping for all in-stock items

Easy 100 day returns

100 days money back guarantee on all products

Straight-Up Backup Support

We're easy to get hold of & here to serve you as a Life-long customer

100% Secure Checkout

All Credit/Debit cards / PayPal / Afterpay / Bank Transfer